LA JOLLA DEMOCRATIC CLUB
Next Meeting will be the 3th Sunday, August 17th
Picnic at Villa La Jolla Park
8436 Via Mallorca
La Jolla, CA 92037
Speaker: Carol Kim
Topic: Candidate for San Diego City Council
Volunteer to Help Re-elect Scott Peters see more
Register voters at the Westfield (UTC) Shopping Center.
Contact Michelle Marzullo to indicate interest. She will contact you with a date when you can sign up for one-hour shifts.
Call 202-489-5122 or email@example.com
The Wealth Divide
Did you miss the February meeting at
which Dr. Joeffry Gordon, M.D., MPH
presented on the Wealth Divide? If
so, you can catch up by viewing his
powerpoint presentation here.
Capital in the Twenty-First Century - Thomas Piketty
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories.
In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.
Piketty shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx. But we have not modified the deep structures of capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades following World War II.
The main driver of inequality--the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth--today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. But economic trends are not acts of God. Political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, Piketty says, and may do so again.
Historic Victory Over Dark Money — Thank Governor Brown!
SB 27, a bill with national implications by requiring greater transparency from non- profits that spend significant amounts on California campaigns, was just signed by Governor Jerry Brown.
SB 27 will make sure billionaires and corporations can't hide behind secretive non-profits. It requires any group spending $50,000 in California elections to report exactly who gave the money. This is a key step before passage of the game-changing California DISCLOSE Act (SB 52, Leno-Hill).
This historic victory is thanks in large part to 40,000 people who signed the petition for SB 27
Please thank Governor Brown for signing SB 27 and ask him to follow up by helping pass the California DISCLOSE Act
(Trent Lange, CA Clean Money (newsletter@CAClean.org)
CONTINUING THE CAMPAIGN FOR CLEAN ELECTIONS
Momentum Builds to Get Money Out of Politics
While many will say that the “Clean Elections” proposal (aka public funding of
campaigns) is not as urgent as the 2014 races, it is important to know that initiatives,
such as the “Clean Elections,” proposal take time to build. Your ongoing support is
important. John Hartley is steadfastly leading the charge.
Clean Elections Campaign - Alert/Update
We got a great commentary printed in the Union-Tribune in support of clean elections for San
Diego on April 10, written by adjunct professor of political science at SD City College Mark
Linsky. Link to article
Please write a letter to the editor of the Union/Tribune in support of Mark Linsky's
commentary? We need a deluge of letters to the U/T. The more letters they receive, the more they
will print. You can write a very deliberative letter or a short, off-the-cuff letter. The U/T will print
the letters they want.
How to write a letter to the U/T
Put your thoughts together, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and refer to Mark Linsky's
commentary. Include your name, community of residence and a daytime telephone number. (The
phone number will not be published.)
John Hartley at 619-299-8870 or email@example.com. Make contributions at www.sdcleanelections.org.
Support the Clean Elections Campaign, www.sdcleanelections.org.
LA JOLLA DEMOCRATIC CLUB 2014 MEMBERSHIP!
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